Blog: Month: October 2021

13 Ghosts: Library Ghost Scavenger Hunt

The library is HAUNTED!!! 13 ghosts have moved into the stacks. Help the library catch and catalog these ghostly visitors by following the clues to each individual ghost and logging them on our Ghost Containment sheet. Once you’ve found all 13 ghosts bring the sheet to the Circulation desk and get a prize.

This program is best enjoyed with a cell phone QR code scanner, but there are printed clues with each ghost so don’t let technology get in the way of a ghostly good time!These ghosts are only here until the candy runs out, so come by for a little scavenger hunt fun!

“Galaxy of Horrors” Slime Activity Sign-Up for grades 3rd-12th

In partnership with the NASA @ My Library program, we are excited to announce our first Grab&Go Science kit: “Galaxy of Horrors” Slime Activity!

These kits have everything you need to recreate distant stars and exoplanets with DIY slime! Glue and colored borax solution, as well as instructions and information about Stellar Horrors in the Galaxy await in this kit.

If you interact with the NASA  website for NASA’s “Galaxy of Horrors” site and fill out a science sheet you can automatically sign up for the next NASA @ My Library Program! Learn about bone-chilling dead planets, annihilating black holes and supernova stars all in one place!

For students in the 3rd through 12th grade, sign up by calling 781-324-0218 or stopping by the Information desk of the Malden Public Library. Sign up today with your phone # and email to be notified of future programs and pick up your Slime Kit on October 28th!

YA Anime Afternoon, Friday Oct. 22 @ 3PM

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to enter the world of demon slaying! Come watch along with us via zoom as we experience the anime based on Koyoharu Gotouge’s awesome manga “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”!

This Friday Oct. 22nd from 3:00 – 5:00 PM we will be diving into this amazing anime adaptation & if enough people show up we will continue with the film sequel in November.

Zoom link:

The Joy of Fine Art Prints

Elizabeth Rudy, curator at the Harvard Art Museums, will present “The Inexhaustible Joy of Prints,” a discussion of her daily work of teaching and talking about fine art prints.  This one hour, virtual talk will be held on Wednesday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Rudy is the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints at the Harvard Art Museums. She is responsible for the objects in the museums’ print collection, which spans the Renaissance to the contemporary era. Her research focuses on prints of the 18th and 19th centuries, with particular interests in etching, book illustration, and works by the artist Pierre-Paul Prud’hon.

The series is part of the Malden Public Library’s current exhibition “The Fine Art of Prints and Printmaking,” now on display in the Converse Memorial Building’s Giso-Nutall Gallery. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Bestselling Author Jeffrey Archer in Conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan
Saturday, October 23rd 2PM

Join Jeffrey Archer as he reads from his new book, Over My Dead Body.

Register Here.

About The Author: Jeffrey Archer is one of the world’s bestselling authors, with sales of over 275 million copies in 97 countries, and is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (twenty times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). He was born in London, and brought up in the West Country. He gained a Blue in Athletics at Oxford, was President of the University Athletics Club, and went on to run the 100 yards in 9.6 seconds for Great Britain in 1966. Jeffrey has served five years in the House of Commons as a Member of Parliament, and twenty-nine years as a Member of the House of Lords. Learn more about Jeffrey HERE.

About the Book: Over My Dead Body is an unputdownable story of murder, revenge and betrayal from international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer. The clock is ticking in this rollercoaster ride of a thriller. In London, the Metropolitan Police set up a new Unsolved Murders Unit―a cold case squad―to catch the criminals nobody else can. In Geneva, millionaire art collector Miles Faulkner―convicted of forgery and theft―was pronounced dead two months ago. So why is his unscrupulous lawyer still representing a dead client? On a luxury liner en route to New York, the battle for power within a wealthy dynasty is about to turn to murder. And at the heart of all three investigations are Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick, rising star of the department, and ex-undercover agent Ross Hogan, brought in from the cold. But can they catch the killers before it’s too late?

This event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library in collaboration with Haley Booksellers and many other Massachusetts Public Libraries.

Book Sale

The Friends of the Malden Public Library will hold an outdoor book sale on Saturday, October 16th from 11 am to 1 pm.

Fiction books, incl. young adult – $1 each

Children’s books – 25¢ each or 5/$1

DVDs – $1 each

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Learn to Deal with Pandemic Weight Gain

On Wednesday, October 27, at 6:00 p.m., the Malden Public Library will present a talk by Julio Salado, founder of the Fitness Foundry.  Have you experienced pandemic weight gain and the negative effects of lockdown?  According to experts, weight gain and disordered eating spiked during the stress of the pandemic.

Learn health ways to reach your weight loss goals. Learn how to overcome the roller coaster of weight loss and gain. BREAK out of breaking even is the FIRST system to address the phenomenon of “breaking even”!  You will develop skills and self-awareness for long term weight loss management. The program is designed to be sustainable, flexible, and customized to fit your lifestyle and goals.

Julio Salado is Malden’s award-winning National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Recognized Certified Personal Trainer with Distinction, and the founder of, a leading online resource for health and wellness.

The program is free. This program will be presented virtually via Zoom.  To register at the Link below:

or call the Malden Public Library for more information at 781-324-0218.